Prince William Struggles to Choose Between Starting a Family and Military Duty

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As the end of 2012 approaches, Prince William must decide if he will continue to serve in the Royal Air Force and be stationed 200 miles away from his wife, Kate Middleton. Several insiders tell Life & Style, on newsstands now, that the duchess is keen on starting a family — which would require having her husband home and by her side.

“Kate wants to have a baby next year, but she doesn’t want to be left to raise their child by herself while William is away for weeks at a time,” an insider reveals in the new issue of Life & Style.

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William has until the end of the year — approximately six weeks from now — to decide whether he will remain in the RAF or give it up to focus more on his royal duties and his family. And insiders say Kate has been urging him to choose to stay with her. “She doesn’t want them to be apart for that long [six weeks] ever again,” the insider tells Life & Style.

“Kate knows how much William loves the military,” the insider admits. So while Kate understands that leaving the service would be a sacrifice for William, deciding to start a family is a step they both need to be present for. “William doesn’t have long to decide,” notes the insider, “so the pressure is really on.”

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